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I just don’t understand. The United States is the wealthiest and most advanced country in the world. Usually, it is the best place on Earth to live. But why in today’s time does it take a crisis for any action to be approved and implemented?

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Today, I must amplify my community’s demand to build our library in the Westside Regional Park, behind Butterfly Ridge Elementary School. This is the best, most accessible location where the community already has a sense of belonging.

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I am concerned about our voting process as I believe it was wrongly modified in 2020. The right to vote by all American citizens, and only citizens, on a fixed date in November at an assigned precinct has been the process for years. The only mail-in ballots allowed were an absentee ballot fo…

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There is a lot of division in America, whether it be religious or political. The founding fathers warned us to keep the dealings between church and state separate.

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Uh-oh. The May 14 News-Post noted the top-selling local home had a settlement price that is less than one million dollars, the first time in a number of weeks the million-dollar mark was not topped. Got to be President Joe Biden’s fault, for sure. There is no shortage of dog-and-pony media a…

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I thought the meeting at Winchester Hall discussing the planned Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape plan and overlay was conducted well, and that people who came out to speak all had good thoughts and perspectives to share. I was concerned that my farmer neighbors did not feel that they were as we…

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The updating of the county’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) is long overdue, as noted in the May 11 editorial. The APFO was first established in the county in 1992, and it was modified in 1994 to allow more limited impacting developments to pay fair share contributions, instead …

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The recent coverage of the likely overturning of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade has been abominable. The unknown and unprecedented leaker who gave out the information of the ruling prematurely is rarely called to task. The demonstrators who are deliberately making…

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The Monacacy Boulevard sinkhole has received a lot of press. I do not understand why the city of Frederick does not encourage the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to perform a simple dye test to see if the sinkhole is connected to quarry operations. The city of Frederick and its …

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On May 17 at the County Council meeting, there will be a vote on our property tax rate and whether to leave it where it is, lower it, or increase it. Please voice your opinion and flood the council with your emails at councilmembers@frederickcomd.gov., or if you can attend the meeting, let t…

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Daryl Boffman, a candidate for Frederick county executive, possesses exceptional business/management experience, and I’m confident he is most qualified for this critical leadership role. His personal, professional and public sector experience uniquely qualify him to lead in these times of un…

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The right to life has been in the news with the recent release of a possible Supreme Court decision on abortion. The individuals who believe an abortion is wrong say they believe that life is sacred, and that it should be a crime to terminate a pregnancy.

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Watching a marionette performance is always enjoyable. We are amused by the figures pulled by strings as they sing, dance and say amusing things. The talented entertainers make those small, lifelike people seem alive. But it is a whole different story when humans become marionettes and their…

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I am wondering if there is a way to submit photos of car tags of people parking in handicapped parking places?

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According to Guttmacher Institute statistics, chemical abortions accounted for 54% of all abortions in 2020.

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The sinkhole issues in Frederick, Maryland, have been out of hand for years now. Many homeowners have been impacted by loss or damage to their homes and properties as well as the city for escalating repair costs incurred. Some of my neighbors lost their homes due to ongoing issues with sinkh…

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Responsible budgeting should start with looking at the real needs of the county and working to meet those needs. What Frederick County government has done instead is review how much revenue is coming in (taxes and fees) and spend every dime of that revenue. When revenues come in higher than …

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The May 9 AP article in the FNP on the use of Pfizer’s Paxlovid noted that the current administration spent $10 billion to treat 20 million people. That’s $500 per person. But to treat with ivermectin would cost about $80 for 30 pills, and you would still have some left over.

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Printing Joel Zinberg’s column, “There’s no evidence that masks work,” May 7 was irresponsible, especially with that heading. Too many people will take the piece at face value and fail to read it carefully.

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As we contemplate the end of Roe v. Wade in the same month we celebrated Mother’s Day, we would do well to remember that the well-being of babies and children is directly tied to the well-being of their mothers.

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Like many, I’ve taken up golfing during the pandemic and was itching to get back on the course once the Maryland spring began to settle into pleasant weather. However, upon my return to Clustered Spires, Frederick’s lovely public course, I was greeted with an unwelcome but not unsurprising c…

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Thank you for hosting the annual Father (grandfather, uncle) and Daughter Dance for younger Girl Scouts in feeder elementary schools that took place at Windsor Knolls Middle School.

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While the number of bicyclists out riding at any time in Frederick County are a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of motor vehicle operations, they certainly are required to follow the rules of the road (“Cyclists to fall under great scrutiny from deputies,” May 3). However, with the…

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What I do not understand: While our country sends tremendous aid to help save democracy in Europe, a minority here at home bullies and gerrymanders their way to axing our own long-standing laws that were established because the majority wanted them. What about this minority keeps them from u…

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With the great American experiment, say what you want, but we have been a light to the world. Just look at the statue in New York’s harbor.

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A recent front page article on The Frederick News Post read “COVID-19 cases climbing slowly”with the subtitle, “Spike attributed to travel and religious gatherings." A Frederick County Health Department spokeswoman is quoted as saying that the growing number of cases could be caused by “mult…

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From the time we first entered a classroom, either for play or to start our education, we heard the word cooperation, or in teachers' lingo ... learn to work together. And then, somewhere along the line, we accepted that cooperation was here to stay.

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The weekend edition of the News-Post included a notice that real estate and other real property taxes could increase if the county commissioners don't opt to decrease the real property tax rate. I wonder how many readers noticed this and care about it?

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Unfortunately, it has happened again. A motorist has lost their life driving on one of the most dangerous highways in the area, U.S. 340. My thoughts and condolences go out to the family.

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You don’t need me to tell you how politically divided our country is. Although if you remove politics from the equation, on a day-to-day or lo…

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There is a lot of division in America, whether it be religious or political. The founding fathers warned us to keep the dealings between churc…

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Uh-oh. The May 14 News-Post noted the top-selling local home had a settlement price that is less than one million dollars, the first time in a…

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Since getting a nasty shock plugging in a table lamp when I was still a kid, I’ve been aware that we’re all living on the edge, even though we…

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